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NID ties-up with Bocconi to start global fashion design course

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Ahmedabad, Apr 25 (UNI) With Italy dominating global luxury brands, National Institute of Design (NID) has decided to start a 13-week intensive residential course in ''Managing Design&Fashion Companies'' on its campus here from September 18 jointly with Milan-based Bocconi University.

Talking to mediapersons here yesterday, NID director Darlie O Koshy said 30 professionals with at least two years' experience are proposed to be admitted in the first batch.

The joint certificate course includes six weeks study at NID with support from NIFT, three weeks in Italy, four weeks in India for field research project and one week for assessment. The course fee of Euro 10,000 (Rs 5.50 lakh) includes overseas expenses.

He said the stress is on industry analysis, design management and brand building. It covers design, fashion, retail, lifestyle and allied industries. The admission process, which has already begun with publicity through letters to corporate houses in different media, will close on May 31 and interviews will be held on June 16.

This is the first-ever course of its kind being launched under NID's Professional Advancement Programme (PAP) for graduates and post-graduates in related subjects with the support of Altagamma, an association of leading luxury brands.

Alatagamma member companies include Alessi, Artemide, Bvlagri, Capellini, Cassina, Fianfranco Ferre, Ferrari, Guccio Gucci, La Perla, Missoni, Riva, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino and Zegna.

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